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Assignment of Councilmen in Achacachi
Name: Eugenio Rojas Apaza. Date of birth: September of 1962. Address: Achacachi, West Main Square, Superior studies: Teacher by the Normal Superior de Warisata, Graduate in Sociology by the Universidad mayor de san Andres, La Paz, Bolivia. Experience of work: Secondary teacher (1987-1992), San Gabriel’s radio station speaker (1993-2001), Teacher in the Normal Superior de Warisata (2002-2004), Mayor (2004 -).
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History of Achacachi
Achacachi as urban establishment already existed before the arrival of the Spaniards, as we can see in the descriptions that were made on “cronicas” and “relaciones” (official papers written by authorities) by real or ecclesiastical spaniards authorities. Achacachi was the Capital of señorio aymara Umasuyus that was located alongside the East of the Titicaca lake in the peru-bolivian plateau. More…
What does Achacachi mean? Which is the meaning? “Achacachi” derives from two aymara words. More…
Where is located Achacachi?
Latitude -16.0500 (16° 3' S)
Longitude -68.6833 (68° 41' W)
Time zone (est) UTC – 4.
Merke Achacachi, Merque Achacachi o just Merke,
Festivities of the Town
How many festivities are there in town? There are three festivities:
Corpus Cristi that is danced by aymara people. It is known as “Indians festivity”. It is danced Mukululu, Chokela, Waca-waca and so on.
29 junio it is Saint Peter and Saint Paul’s’ festivity, where you can see participating “mestizo” (mixed, born from Indian an white people) people. That is the reason why is known as “Misti festivity”. You can see some dances like Morenada, Caporales, Pak’ochis y Danzantis.
Pak’ochis Pak’ochi dancer lifting up Saint Peter.
14 septiembre This is known as “Workers festivity”. Here you can see Morenada, Incas, Diablada dances.
Bolivian plateau dances
Pak'ochis in Saint Peter an Saint Paul festivity, June 29. Picture © 2004 "El Deber" www.eldeber.com.bo
TABOADA TERAN, Nestor, “JACHAKACHI KAÑUNA” (THE CANYON OF BIG POINT), Cochabamba: Pub. H & P, 1997.
This book relates the popular revolutions of 1952 in Bolivia.Lets read the first two pages:
When the landlords react and do want to recover their lands with what kind of weapons will you defend? - The tailor asked them leaving of sewing and the Indians replay to the unison:
- With the rifles that the government gave us.
From the Chic tailorerer of Melitón Mercado, the poster prayed this way with golden letters, the main square of Big Point was seen (Jach’ak’achi in aymará) with its rickety trees and its prodigious monument in memory of Andrés Santa Cruz Calahumana, prodigal son of the county, Indian Hispanic mestizo, propeller of the unit of the Peru and Bolivia and distinguished as Great Marshal of Zepita. Amid the rustic houses of straw roof that it harbored twenty-two thousand inhabitants the buildings of the Mayorship stood out (to the bottom the tower of the Main Church), the Subcounty and, as it could not be otherwise, the gallant Parish House. Their narrow streets conserved the Spanish typical line. The neighbors of the town and the indiada, andícolas altiplánicos (plateau inhabitants) and riverside lacustrine, they went for a walk freely for the square and gathering on Sundays in the frank fair. The feudal landowners of Achacachi had flown away since 1953 and they resided now in La Paz, city…
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